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de Vries, A.W. (author), de Looze, M.P. (author), Krause, F. (author)
Positive effects of arm support exoskeletons in reducing the shoulder load, have been reported mainly from laboratory studies. However, for exoskeletons to provide worker support in practice, they need to be accepted as well. Therefore, it is necessary to obtain insight into the user experience and attitude towards exoskeleton use, in relevant...
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Tabasi, A. (author), Lazzaroi, M. (author), Brouwer, N.P. (author), Kingma, I. (author), van Dijk, W. (author), de Looze, M.P. (author), Toxiri, S. (author), Ortiz, J. (author), van Dieen, J.H. (author)
Estimation of low-back load can be used to determine the assistance to be provided by an actuated back-support exoskeleton. To this end, an EMG-driven muscle model and a regression model can be implemented. The goal of the regression model is to reduce the number of required sensors for load estimation. Both models need to be calibrated. This...
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Kingma, B.R.M. (author), Koopmans, A.S. (author), de Looze, M.P. (author), van Dieen, J.H. (author)
To evaluate the biomechanical effect of exoskeletons during lifting, three studies were performed to compare spine compression during lifting without and with three exoskeletons (Laevo, Robo-Mate, SPEXOR). In these studies, participants (11, 10 and 10, respectively) lifted boxes (10, 15 and 10 kg, respectively) from ankle height. Spine...
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Kermavnar, T. (author), de Vries, A.W. (author), de Looze, M.P. (author), O'Sullivan, L.W. (author)
This study is an updated systematic review of papers published in the last 5 years on industrial back-support exoskeletons. The research questions were aimed at addressing the recent findings regarding objective (e.g. body loading, user performance) and subjective evaluations (e.g. user satisfaction), potential side effects, and methodological...
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Kermavnar, T. (author), de Vries, A.W. (author), de Looze, M.P. (author), O'Sullivan, L.W. (author)
This study is an updated systematic review of papers published in the last 5 years on industrial back-support exoskeletons. The research questions were aimed at addressing the recent findings regarding objective (e.g. body loading, user performance) and subjective evaluations (e.g. user satisfaction), potential side effects, and methodological...
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Koopman, A.S. (author), Naf, M. (author), Baltrusch, S.J. (author), Kingma, I. (author), Rodriguez-Guerrero, C. (author), Babic, J. (author), de Looze, M.P. (author), van Dieën, J.H. (author)
The number one cause of disability in the world is low-back pain, with mechanical loading as one of the major risk factors. To reduce mechanical loading, exoskeletons have been introduced in the workplace. Substantial reductions in back muscle activity were found when using the exoskeleton during static bending and manual materials handling....
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Tabasi, A. (author), Kingma, I. (author), de Looze, M.P. (author), van Dijk, W. (author), Koopman, A.S. (author), van Dieën, J.H. (author)
Back support exoskeletons are designed to prevent work-related low-back pain by reducing mechanical loading. For actuated exoskeletons, support based on moments actively produced by the trunk muscles appears a viable approach. The moment can be estimated by a biomechanical model. However, one of the main challenges here is the feasibility of...
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Koopman, A.S. (author), Kingma, I. (author), de Looze, M.P. (author), van Dieën, J.H. (author)
Low-back pain is the number one cause of disability in the world, with mechanical loading as one of the major risk factors. Exoskeletons have been introduced in the workplace to reduce low back loading. During static forward bending, exoskeletons have been shown to reduce back muscle activity by 10% to 40%. However, effects during dynamic...
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Koopman, A.S. (author), Toxiri, S. (author), Power, V. (author), Kingma, I. (author), van Dieën, J.H. (author), Ortiz, J. (author), de Looze, M.P. (author)
With mechanical loading as the main risk factor for LBP, exoskeletons (EXO)are designed to reduce the load on the back by taking over part of the moment normally generated by back muscles. The present study investigated the effect of an active exoskeleton, controlled using three different control modes (INCLINATION, EMG & HYBRID), on spinal...
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Toxiri, S. (author), Koopmans, A.S. (author), Lazzaroni, M. (author), Ortiz, J. (author), Power, V. (author), de Looze, M.P. (author), O'Sullivan, L. (author), Caldwell, D.G. (author)
The potential versatility of active exoskeletons is achieved by appropriately modulating their actuation forces. This is done by assistive strategies that interpret user’s movements and assistance needs during operation. This article shows how different strategies determine the effectiveness of an active back-support exoskeleton designed to...
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Koopman, A.S. (author), Kingma, I. (author), Faber, G.S. (author), de Looze, M.P. (author), van Dieën, J.H. (author)
With mechanical loading as the main risk factor for LBP in mind, exoskeletons are designed to reduce the load on the back by taking over a part of the required moment. The present study assessed the effect of a passive exoskeleton on back and abdominal muscle activation, hip and lumbar flexion and on the contribution of both the human and the...
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Huysamen, K. (author), de Looze, M.P. (author), Bosch, T. (author), Ortiz, J. (author), Toxin, S. (author), O'Sullivan, L.W. (author)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of an industrial exoskeleton on muscle activity, perceived musculoskeletal effort, measured and perceived contact pressure at the trunk, thighs and shoulders, and subjective usability for simple sagittal plane lifting and lowering conditions. Twelve male participants lifted and lowered a box of 7...
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Toxiri, S. (author), Koopman, A.S. (author), Lazzaroni, M. (author), Ortiz, J. (author), Power, V. (author), de Looze, M.P. (author), O'Sullivan, L. (author), Caldwell, D.G. (author)
Active exoskeletons are potentially more effective and versatile than passive ones, but designing them poses a number of additional challenges. An important open challenge in the field is associated to the assistive strategy, by which the actuation forces are modulated to the user's needs during the physical activity. This paper addresses this...
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Luger, T. (author), Mathiassen, S.E. (author), Bosch, T. (author), Hoozemans, M. (author), Douwes, M. (author), Veeger, D.J. (author), de Looze, M.P. (author)
Occupational applications. In repetitive work, more physical variation is believed to reduce the risk of eventually developing musculoskeletal disorders. We investigated the extent to which workstation designs leading to more variation in upper arm postures during a pick-and-place task influenced outcomes of relevance to musculoskeletal disorder...
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Douwes, M. (author), Huysmans, M.A. (author), de Looze, M.P. (author), Kraan, K.O. (author)
De robotisering van arbeid voltrekt zich snel. Er verdwijnen banen, maar er veranderen nog veel meer banen. ‘Binnen banen’ nemen robots en ICT-systemen een gedeelte van de waarnemings-, denk- en beslis-, en uitvoeringstaken van ons over. Dit betekent een ver-schuiving in de menstaken en daardoor een verschuiving in arbeidsbelasting. Het AKC...
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de Looze, M.P. (author), Krause, F. (author), O’Sullivan, L.W. (author)
Worldwide, a significant interest in wearable robots or exoskeletons does exist, also from an industrial background. This paper provides an overview of assistive exoskeletons that have specifically been developed for industrial purposes. It discusses their potential in increasing performance and flexibility on one hand and in reducing the...
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de Looze, M.P. (author), van Rhijn, G. (author)
Het werken met robots is gemakkelijker en gezonder als ze zijn ontworpen met de mens als uitgangspunt. De robotisering en digitalisering van arbeid voltrekt zich in rap tempo. Veel mensen maken zich zorgen om hun baan. Als bedrijven én de komende regering hier niet slim mee omgaan.
article 2017
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van Erp, J.B.F. (author), de Looze, M.P. (author), Stramigioli, S. (author), van der Kooij, H. (author)
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de Looze, M.P. (author), Krause, F. (author), van Dijk, W. (author)
Exoskeletten zijn hot. Bijna dagelijks verschijnen nieuwe artikelen in de pers en filmpjes op YouTube, onder andere over exoskeletten als oplossing voor lichamelijk zwaar werk. Hoe ver staat het nu met de ontwikkeling van deze exoskeletten? Gaan ze de werknemer straks echt helpen bij het verrichten van lichamelijk zwaar werk?www.humanfactors.nl
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van de Ven, H.A. (author), Brouwer, S. (author), Koolhaas, W. (author), Goudswaard, A. (author), de Looze, M.P. (author), Kecklund, G. (author), Almansa, J. (author), Bültmann, U. (author), van der Klink, J.J.L. (author)
In this cross-sectional study associations were examined between eight shift schedule characteristics with shift-specific sleep complaints and need for recovery and generic health and performance measures. It was hypothesized that shift schedule characteristics meeting ergonomic recommendations are associated with better sleep, need for recovery...
article 2016
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